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- Postdoc micro/nano-NMR

- Postdoc micro/nano-NMR

We are looking for an Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Magnetic Resonance Technology

For the official vacancy,check here!

Do you want to work in the dynamic world of fundamental science and technology of micro- and nanosystems and their applications in food and health?
Are you interested in research and education in the wide range from inorganic, dynamic supramolecular chemistry in solution and on surfaces, to biomedical use of nanomaterials and microfluidic technologies?
Do you get passionate about the development of for example multimodal diagnostic and theragnostic agents, and the fabrication of microfluidic sensing systems based on optical/fluorescence and NMR spectroscopy?
We , the BioNanoTechnology group, are looking for
an Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in the field of Magnetic Resonance Technology. In a challenging career trajectory you are responsible for the organization, implementation and coordination of new research activities in the field of Magnetic Resonance Technology as well as building up a leading international position. The direction of your research activities is related to Magnetic Resonance detection in complex systems, such as biofilms and plants, as well as in hierarchically built-up novel supramolecular and nanomaterials. Your research should be highly original, challenging, and complementary to existing expertise in our chair group and with clear emphasis on development of hardware and software related equipment, including portable and in-the-field MR. In this position you will also be motivating and teaching students and develop new courses. Training and coaching is provided for the Assistant Professor to accomplish all this. The position is supported by the national Dutch Sectorplannen and is contributing to the Plantenna research programme, sponsored by the 4TU Federation ( During the first three years, you will participate half-time in the latter research programme.

We ask

  • You are an ambitious and enthusiastic scientist and a team
    player, devoted to research and education in the field of chemistry
    and/or physics, with clear focus on Magnetic Resonance techniques;
  • You
    have successfully completed an academic study in inorganic and/or
    physical chemistry, chemical engineering, or comparable discipline (MSc
    level, recognized in the Netherlands);
  • You have a PhD in chemistry, physics or engineering, with focus on MR techniques and/or devices;
  • You have knowledge and expertise in magnetic resonance techniques (hardware and software aspects);
  • You have at least two years of experience as a postdoctoral researcher;
  • You have outstanding achievements and excellent track record of publications in leading journals is an advantage;
  • You have experience with management of complex projects;
  • You have experience with acquisition of research funding, as shown e.g. by awarded scholarships or grants;
  • You have excellent communication and collaboration skills;
  • You have an (international) network and communication skills required for competitive project acquisition;
  • You have didactic qualities and enthusiasm for teaching and working with students;
  • You have the ambition to develop to full professor in a Tenure Track system.


We offer

We offer you a challenging career trajectory called Tenure Track within the chair group BioNanoTechnology. This challenging career path starts at the level of assistant professor, from which you can grow into an associate professor and obtain ius promovendi. There is also the possibility to grow to personal professor.. Of course, training and coaching are provided and interdisciplinary (international) cooperation is stimulated. As we will only be selecting outstanding candidates to take part in Tenure Track, this will be a good stepping stone to a further career within Wageningen University & Research or elsewhere.
You will work within the Wageningen tenure-track system, which provides an excellent opportunity for academic development. It offers support for personal growth in research, acquisition, education (University Teaching Qualification), and leadership. If you fulfil the requirements, you will get tenured as an associate professor after six years of tenure track as an Assistant Professor. However, you can continue to grow into the role of personal professor. As the development of a research and education vision and an independent research line are important in this process, you will receive extensive coaching during. If you want to read more on the Wageningen UR tenure track, please follow this link.
A challenging position with, depending on your experience, a gross salary from a minimum of
€ 3637,-. to a maximum of € 4978,-. for a fulltime working week of 38 hours in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement Dutch Universities (scale 11).

In addition we offer:

  • 8% holiday allowance;
  • a structural year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent training opportunities and secondary employment conditions;
  • flexible
    working hours and holidays can possibly be determined in consultation
    so that an optimal balance between work and private life is possible;
  • excellent pension plan through ABP;
  • 232 vacation hours, the option to purchase extra and good supplementary leave schemes;
  • a flexible working week: the possibility to work a maximum of 2 hours per week extra and thereby to build up extra leave;
  • a choice model to put together part of your employment conditions yourself, such as a bicycle plan;
  • a
    lively workplace where you can easily make contacts and where many
    activities take place on the Wageningen Campus. A place where education,
    research and business are represented;
  • use the sports facilities on campus.


More information

If you are a talented researcher and have the ambition to make scientific and societal impactful contributions to in , then please respond to this vacancy through our website:

Do you want to learn more about the position? We look forward hearing from you and get in touch with prof. dr. Aldrik Velders, chair holder, by phone, +31 317 485 127, or by e-mail;
For more information about the procedure, please contact Marjolijn Steffens, HRM advisor,

General information about the group of BioNano Technology can be found on this link.
This vacancy is open until 30th September, 2019. We want to schedule the first job interviews in week 42 and 43.

For further information about working at Wageningen University & Research, take a look at:

Equal opportunities employer
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

We are

The chair group BioNanoTechnology is an active and internationally oriented group of researchers (1 full prof., 1 associate prof., 1 assistant prof., 1 ac. teacher, ~10 PhD students and 2 post-docs). Keywords that characterize our style of working are: freedom to explore own initiatives, working in a team (mutual coaching), open-door-communications. We offer expertise in inorganic and supramolecular chemistry, top-down and bottom-up nanotechnology, 3D printing and various forms of NMR spectroscopy and device fabrication. Our research aims at development of the scientific field as well as application in typical Wageningen themes such as food, plant and environmental sciences. We have well-equipped chemical laboratories, but also have 3D printers, (nano)NMR, (micro)MRI and EPR equipment, as well as technical support for custom-made equipment. We are heading the MAGNEtic research FacilitY (MAGNEFY) of the WUR, and are part of the Dutch NMR-initiative consortium together with Leiden, Nijmegen and Utrecht.

The Agrotechnology & Food Sciences Group is part of Wageningen University & Research, an organisation that brings together fundamental and applied scientific research. We work on creating ‘healthy food in a biobased society’ with private sector companies, research institutes and government agencies in the Netherlands and abroad. Our innovations play a crucial role in solving the major issues which affect society today. Entrepreneurship and professionalism are key in all that we do. In short, we are a major international employer offering considerable potential for your career.

Wageningen University & Research
Delivering a substantial contribution to the quality of life. That's our focus – each and every day. Within our domain of good and safe food & food production, food security and a healthy living environment, we search for answers to issues affecting society – such as sustainable food production, climate change and alternative energy. Of course, we don’t do this alone. Every day, 5000 people work on ‘the quality of life’, turning ideas into reality, on a global scale.
Could you be one of these people? We give you the space you need.